Pam Pedersen http://wxpr.org en Health Officials Call For Yearly Mammograms http://wxpr.org/post/health-officials-call-yearly-mammograms <p>It&rsquo;s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Public health officials are urging women over the age of 50 to get an annual mammogram.&nbsp; Vilas County Public Health Nurse Pam Pederson says the breast x-ray can help catch early signs of cancer.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;Breast cancer if detected early is very treatable.&nbsp; If they do these yearly exams, chances are we&rsquo;re gonna catch it in a early stage, and be able to treat it and save lives.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:12:23 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9298 at http://wxpr.org Health Officials Call For Yearly Mammograms Algae Alert: Murky Water Could Be Hazardous to Your Health http://wxpr.org/post/algae-alert-murky-water-could-be-hazardous-your-health <p>Late summer in the Northwoods means it’s time to watch out for blue green algae blooms in lakes and ponds. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The algae often produces toxins that can cause rashes and breathing problems in humans.&nbsp; Pam Pedersen is a nurse with </span>Vilas<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Public Health Department.&nbsp; She says it can be especially harmful for pets that may drink or swim in murky water.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:56:28 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 5808 at http://wxpr.org Algae Alert: Murky Water Could Be Hazardous to Your Health